Alyssa V. Sherriff


Alyssa V. Sherriff


Phone: 203-319-7157

Fax: 203-254-1772


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ALYSSA V. SHERRIFF is a principal of Brody Wilkinson and a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group. Ms. Sherriff practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and elder law.

In her estate planning practice, she advises individuals and families with varying estate planning needs and goals.  Her clients range from high net worth individuals implementing sophisticated estate plans to younger individuals looking to put together a simple estate plan for the first time.  She assists clients with implementing tax-efficient estate and gift tax planning.  When working with clients, her goal is to make the process approachable and to work directly with them to ensure they understand the plan is being put in place and that the documents truly reflect their wishes.  Ms. Sherriff also guides clients through all phases of estate administration including probate and preparation of estate tax returns.

As part of her elder law practice, Ms. Sherriff works with those dealing with long-term care issues for loved ones by helping with Medicaid applications, reviewing nursing home contracts, and planning for potential incapacity.

She received her B.S. from Georgetown University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law.  While in law school, Ms. Sherriff held various legal intern positions at institutions such as the Quinnipiac University School of Law Tax Clinic; Day Pitney LLP; the United States District Court, Bridgeport; and UBS. She served as managing editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review.

She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Florida.  Ms. Sherriff is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and Fairfield County Bar Association.  Within the CBA, she is a member of the Estates & Probate, Women in the Law, and Young Lawyers Sections.  Ms. Sherriff is member of the CBA Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee and serves as co-chair of the Women in the Law Section.  She is also a member of the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Rising Professional Advisors Council and is a member of the Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program.  She volunteers her time to support the United Way and the Connecticut Audubon Society.

Ms. Sherriff resides in Weston, Connecticut.

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